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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

September 23, 2018

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Jersey. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP_New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNORS

LANSING, Mich. — It’s a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all statewide offices, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette might be on the fast track to winning the Michigan governor’s race in November. One reason he’s not: President Donald Trump. Schuette is an outspoken supporter of the president, who narrowly won the state in 2016 but has declined in popularity since. As with many races around the country, this year’s midterm campaigns for governor are in many ways proxy fights over support or opposition to the Trump administration. By David Eggert and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: About 1100 words, photos.

With:

— BC-US-Election 2018-Governors-Glance, a summary of every governor’s race.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-WATERFRONT BALLPARK-DEMOLITION

CAMDEN — A ballpark on Camden’s Waterfront has seen fast balls, fly balls and foul balls. But pretty soon, Campbell’s Field will face the wrecking ball. The Camden County Improvement Authority is seeking bids for demolition of the cozy brick stadium, built only 17 years ago in a bid to boost tourism. It’s dismaying, of course, to see a $35 million facility written off like a failed free agent or the Camden Riversharks, who lost their lease at the 6,700-seat park in 2015. But razing the past is a time-honored tradition. Who knew, for instance, that a company made soap there from 1905 through the early ’60s? By Jim Walsh, Cherry Hill Courier Post. SENT: About 500 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

FERRIS WHEEL-RIDERS RESCUED — Authorities say seven riders were rescued from a stuck Ferris wheel at a New Jersey county fair.

NEWARK SHOOTINGS — Prosecutors in New Jersey say two people were shot to death in separate locations of Newark.

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